The one word I can think of to describe her this month is...quirky. She can make everyone smile and laugh at her. Of course we know she has always had a crazy tongue but it's getting out of control. Her new thing in the mornings is to gum (chew w/o teeth) her food (example: waffle) and then open her mouth wide, stick out her tongue, and most of the time spit all her food out.
WHAT! Why is she doing this? Where did she learn this? Between this and slapping (which some say is playful in your face slap but I'm starting to think she REALLY does know what she is doing) she has learned how to shack her head no when I say "No, No". Solution: Ignore her. Sounds like a horrible thing to do but it's the only things that works and makes her stop.
She really is the sweetest thing. Besides walking and talking she really doesn't have a lot of "milestones" left to concur. So, here are a few things she loves:
- to clap
- bang on anything and everything like she is playing the drums...so we pay have a drummer?
- other kiddos- the other cousins give her lots of attention and she loves it. When she sees Patrick she gets so excited.
- grunts- ALL THE TIME.
- to say "mama"- starting to believe it means lots of different things. So far "mama" could mean book-nose-outside-more-etc. her response to all of these is "mama" :) I'm ok with that! It is the sweetest thing to hear.
- the funniest, most recent like is Aunt Stacie's cow skin rug..sounds strange but we were over there yesterday and she loved sitting, laying, rolling, and petting on this rug. She would smile and laugh like it was the coolest thing ever.
She can be wild (like her mama) and so sweet (like her dad). We LOVE her! Happy 11 months Annie.